day 35

Since we last met, my parents flew to Phoenix, joined our very full jeep and off we went. From Phoenix to Flagstaff to Sedona to Grand Canyon to Page to Cedar City to Springdale to Las Vegas. Then they flew home from Las Vegas while Matt and I continued on to Death Valley to Joshua [...]

day 23

We're in the desert! In the six days since I wrote last, we've driven around 950 miles. From Austin to Alamogordo to Tucson. Up until we crossed into the desert, it didn't feel like we were that far from home. The Texas we saw and all the stops before looked pretty similar to our home. [...]

day 17

It is an unbelievable 17 days into the road trip and each of those 17 days has blurred together in one giant exhausting memory. I am more tired today than I have been since working two jobs in new york city. I'm sitting in Austin, Texas in bed in the guest room of two friends [...]

We’re out

We're on our trip. It's day 5. So far we've driven through Western North Carolina, Asheville, Canton, Waynesville, Cherokee and the Great Smoky Mountains. We drove through Pigeon Forge and stopped in Chattanooga for a two-day music festival. It's been hot and humid and rainy, but today is was chilly and I wore a sweater. [...]

The convincing problem

I'm reading a book about climate change. Scientifically, climate change is scary. But this book is giving me so much anxiety and dread for our environmental future. Like, I'm picturing a desert wasteland where we fight each other for food and water. At some point in this fight, you've gotta be the optimist. I already [...]

Confident.

I want to make another argument for the zero waste movement. This movement, for me, is about owning less and using less. It's about being more aware of what I'm putting in and on my body. Being good to the earth is a positive side effect of this movement, of course, but I have to [...]